WELCOME TO WAKANDA: ‘Black Panther Cast’ Drips Excellence Sauce on the Cover of Essence’s March 2018 Issue
Black Panther mania is officially in full swing and to help further the anticipation of the film’s release this weekend, Essence has decided to release THREE different covers featuring the cast.
Since the premiere of its trailer last Fall, the Ryan Coogler directed film’s advanced ticket surpassed Warner Bros. and DC Comics‘ Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, becoming Fandango‘s top-selling superhero film of all time.
Along with earning a 99% rating on RottenTomatoes, the film is is projected to earn upwards of $400 million for its domestic total by the end of the weekend.
For the cover story, writer Karen Good Marable sat down with cast members Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Forrest Whitaker, newcomer Letitia Wright and director Ryan Coogler for an insightful talk about why this fantasy of an African nation feels so right and so real. When speaking about the film Ryan stated:
“I had really been studying the effects of colonization and the African Diaspora, specifically as it relates to African-Americans and Africans, and what I hit on was this concept of what it means to be African. I pitched that to the studio as a main theme of exploration, and they were totally interested, which is, to their credit, really cool.”
Read more on the cast of Black Panther in the March 2018 issues of ESSENCE, on newsstands Feb. 23, and be sure to get your ticket this weekend!
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